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Koryū (古流 old style) and kobudō (古武道 ancient martial arts) are Japanese terms that are used to describe Japanese martial arts that predate the Meiji restoration (1868).


This term literally translates as "old school" (ko—old, ryū—school) or "traditional school". Koryū is also a general term for Japanese schools of martial arts that predate the Meiji Restoration (1868) which sparked major socio-political changes and led to the modernization of Japan.


The system of koryū is considered in following priorities order: 1) combat, 2) discipline 3) morals.


Examples of skills taught in koryū or kobudō


Battojutsu (抜刀術)
Bojutsu (棒術)
Hojōjutsu (捕縄術)
Iaijutsu (居合術)
Jōjutsu (杖術:じょうじゅつ)
Jujutsu (柔術)
Juttejutsu (十手術)
Kenjutsu (剣術)
Kyujutsu (弓術)
Naginatajutsu (長刀術)
Ninjutsu (忍術)
Shurikenjutsu (手裏剣術)
Sojutsu (槍術)



List of koryū schools of martial arts


This is an incomplete list of koryū (lit. "traditional schools", or "old schools"). Koryū are schools of martial arts that originated in Japan, and were founded prior 1876, when the act prohibiting the wearing of swords (Haitōrei) came into effect after the Meiji Restoration.


Comprehensive systems


Asayama Ichiden-ryū
Kashima Shin-ryū
Suiō-ryū
Tatsumi-ryū
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū
Takenouchi-ryū
Yagyū Shingan-ryū



Grappling/close-quarters ryu (armoured, unarmoured)


Hontai Yōshin-ryū
Kitō-ryū
Kukishin-ryū
Sekiguchi-ryū
Shindo Yoshin-ryū
Sosuishi-ryū
Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū
Yagyū Shingan-ryū
Yōshin-ryū - Founded by Akiyama Yoshitoki
Yōshin-ryū (Yōshin Koryū) - Founded by Miura Yōshin



Sword-drawing ryu (Batto, iai, etc.)


Hoki-ryū
Mugai-ryū
Musō Shinden-ryū
Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū
Tamiya-ryū



Sword-fighting ryu (kenjutsu, tojutsu)


Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū
Ittō-ryū
Hokushin Ittō-ryū
Itto Shoden Muto-ryū
Kogen Ittō-ryū
Mizoguchi-ha Ittō-ryū
Nakanishi Ittō-ryū
Ono-ha Ittō-ryū
Jigen-ryū
Kage-ryū
Kage-ryū (Aizu)
Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū
Kashima Shintō-ryū
Maniwa Nen-ryū
Nen-ryū
Tennen Rishin-ryū
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū
Shingyotō-ryū
Shinkage-ryū
Yagyū Shinkage-ryū



Spear/polearm-fighting ryu (sojutsu, naginatajutsu)


Higo Ko-ryū
Hōzōin-ryū
Tendō-ryū
Toda ha Buko-ryū
Yoshin-ryu - Not to be confused with Hontai Yōshin-ryū



Stick/Staff ryu (jo, bo)


Shintō Musō-ryū



Various weaponry


Isshin-ryū - Not to be confused with Isshin-ryū karate

GENRE
Sports & Recreation
RELEASED
2016
19 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
450
Pages
PUBLISHER
Jackie Lau
SELLER
Jackie Lau
SIZE
69.7
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